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Job Number:  39644
Licensed Practical Nurse PT #0375
Job Posted: Friday, 10 November 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
(68 days ago)
Lookout Housing and Health Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: DTES Salary: 26.81

NOTICE:                                                                                                                                            JOB POSTING #0375

POSITION:      Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)                                                          1 Part Time – Powell St Getaway


SALARY:         $ 26.81 per hour to start (as per the Collective Agreement)



  • Saturday through Tuesday
  • Shift times are Sat/Sun 07:45-16:00 hrs and Mon/Tues 15:15-23:30 hrs
  • Shifts are 7.5 hours in length
  • Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice
  • Probationary/ qualifying period will be 488 hours with mid and end point reviews


The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) supports Lookout’s new Supervised Injection Facility at the Powell Street Getaway in Vancouver under the direction of the Program Manager.  The Powell Street Getaway Supervised Injection Facility is a safe, clean, and secure place for users to inject while reducing the visibility of drug consumption on the street. Guests may also be connected with addiction, health care and community services.  The people we serve may have a variety of challenging and often overlapping problems including serious mental illness, substance abuse (including IV drug use), hygiene issues, treatment (medical, psychiatric and rehab), and increasingly HIV+/Aids.  Harm Reduction Workers provide the necessary support including intake and orienting guests, and support for meeting the needs of clients, as well as education on harm reduction methods and distribution of harm reduction supplies. The LPN deals with the public, other service agencies and professionals involved in the support of the clients.


JOB DUTIES: (in brief)

  • Work as a collaborative team, with Management, Coordinators and external agencies to provide harm reduction supplies, support and the information necessary to help participants access and use this facility
  • Observe clients who are consuming drugs, assessing for and managing signs of overdose, and when necessary, administering drugs to counter an overdose, according to established protocols
  • Provide crisis intervention and/or extraordinary services where appropriate.
  • Provide education and guidance on safe injection practices, assess clients’ other health/socioeconomic needs and provide support and direction to services as appropriate.


  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses
  • Two (2) years recent experience working as a full scope LPN
  • Current full practicing licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the harm reduction model, Mental Health System and related agencies and Addiction Support organizations.
  • Must have current OFA 1 First Aid Certificate and negative TB Test
  • Naloxone Training an asset
  • Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset
  • Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment.
  • Knowledge and practice within the standards dictated by the CLPNBC
  • Ability to deal with clients with mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Broad knowledge of harm reduction approach to client care
  • Demonstrated ability to apply decision making and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer programs (Word, Microsoft Outlook)
  • Criminal Record Clearance – vulnerable sector

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be accepted until 17:00 hours, November 16, 2017


TO APPLYRefer to http://lookoutsociety.ca/about-us/careers/current-postings

Submit Application form and resume. Quote Job Posting #

Email to:                            or Fax to: 604-255-0790

“All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9 (Selection Criteria).” Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Complete online Application Form (see link below) and submit resume., Quote posting #0375
Contact Details:
Lookout Housing and Health Society
544 Columbia St
New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1

Tel: 604-255-0340
www:   www.lookoutsociety.ca/images/Job-Postings-2016/Application_Online_Form_July_2016.pdf

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